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  • Libyan Jews Meet to Remind World

    More than 300 Jews of Libyan origin met at a two-day convention here last week to remind the world of the “forgotten refugee problem” in the Middle East–the nearly one million Jews force to flee Arab countries, including 40,000 from Libya. It marked the 20th anniversary of the forced departure from Libya of the country’s… More ▸

  • Australia Expels Libyan Envoys

    The staff of the Libyan People’s Bureau in Canberra has been given 10 days to leave Australia, the Zionist Federation of Australia reports. Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke, announcing the expulsion, said that the People’s Bureau was “simply serving to facilitate Libya’s destabilizing activities” in Australia and the South Pacific region. The expulsion comes in… More ▸

  • Libyan Jews to Seek Indemnification of Personal and Community Property

    The first international convention of Jews from Libya will be held in Manhattan June 6-7, it was announced here Thursday. Raffaello Fellah, founder and president of the Association of Jews from Libya, said in a press conference at the American Jewish Committee (AJC) that the convention is timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of… More ▸

  • Libya Has Reportedly Given Syria Deadly Nerve Gas Weapons

    The Sunday Telegraph reported Sunday that Libya has given Syria deadly nerve gas weapons, traceable to the Soviet Union, which could be used with devastating effect on Israel’s main cities. The report, by the newspaper’s defense correspondent, cited Western intelligence sources for the information. According to the writer, the Syrians can use the nerve gas… More ▸

  • Syria, Libya and Iran Are Camouflaging Terrorist Operations

    Syria, Libya and Iran, the three Moslem countries most closely involved with international terrorism, have become more careful about direct implication in terror activities against American or Western fargets, according to Dr. Ariel Merari, of Tel Aviv University’s Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies. Merari, Director of the Center’s Project on Terrorism, was speaking at a… More ▸

  • B’nai B’rith Urges Reagan to Order U.S. Oil Firms out of Libya

    B’nai B’rith International has urged President Reagan to order the five American oil companies operating in Libya to discontinue operations. In a letter to the White House, B’nai B’rith president Gerald Kraft stated that justification for continued operation of the five firms cannot be reconciled with America’s policy toward the North African nation. “Nor does… More ▸

  • U.S. Strike Against Libya Influenced by Israeli Strike on PLO Hq. in Tunisia

    The U.S. air strike against Libya on April 14 was influenced by the success of the Israel Air Force long-range bombing attack last year on Palestine Liberation Organization headquarters in Tunisia, according to Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Amos Lapidot. In an interview in the Israel Air Force Journal, published Wednesday, Lapidot stressed that terrorism… More ▸